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Author's profile photo Amol Khaimar

ETM Part 1 – Basic Settings & Master data Configuration

Introduction :


Equipment & Tools Management ( previously knows as Construction Equipment Management until release 4.6C2) For ETM component minimum EHP4 + DIMP switch framework is required.


Why do we need ETM ( Equipment & Tools Management) ?

To perform the consolidated planning, processing, settlement, evaluation of resources.

Where does ETM is applicable & mostly useful?

Self performing construction companies.

What are the benefits of using ETM?


  • Improved availability and tracking of equipment
  • Manage the increasing administrative workload
  • Reduce handling and administration cost
  • Introduce most flexible prices and account determination
  • Optimize equipment utilization
  • Improve the visibility of profitability, TCO and return on asset and equipment

What are Key Process of ETM?

  • Time-based Equipment Process
  • Time-based Equipment Process including 3rd Party Rental Equipment
  • Performance Based Equipment Process
  • Non-Consumable Material Process
  • Consumable Material Process

Business Functions required to be activated in your system

First of all you need to activate business function DIMP_SDUD using transaction SFW5. Once you activate , a background job SFW_ACTIVATE_SF0X will start. Once your background job is over, an ETM node wil be available in your IMG path under Logistics general node.


Configurations steps :


Pre-requisites Org structure components  : Controlling Area, Company code, Sales Organization, Distribution channel, Division & Plant should already be available.


Basic Settings :


1) Consolidated Mapping Category and Settlement Dates


Menu Path : Logistics – General – Equipment and Tools Management (ETM) – Basic Settings – Consolidated Mapping Category and Settlement Dates

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2) Sales Area per Company Code/Business Area/Plant


You need to perform cross-company operations & settlement settings here based on your business requirement. No settings are required here if you use internal activity settlement.


Menu Path : Logistics – General – Equipment and Tools Management (ETM) – Basic Settings – Sales Area per Company Code/Business Area/Plant



Master Data:


1) Maintain Equipment Category View and Processing


Menu Path : Logistics – General – Equipment and Tools Management (ETM) – Master Data – Equipment – Maintain Equipment Category View and Processing


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2) Define Equipment Types ( Technical object types)


Menu Path : Logistics – General – Equipment and Tools Management (ETM) – Master Data – Equipment – Define Equipment Types


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3) Proposal for Each Equipment Type


Pre-requiste : You need to maintain an entry of Owner & Administrators in the table J_3GV_EIVE.


Menu Path : Logistics – General – Equipment and Tools Management (ETM) – Master Data – Equipment – Proposal for Each Equipment Type


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Note, your settings in above screen should vary  based on your business requirement



4) Allowed Material Types


Menu Path : Logistics – General – Equipment and Tools Management (ETM) – Master Data – Materials- Allowed Material Types


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4) Maintain Recipient Types


Menu Path : Logistics – General – Equipment and Tools Management (ETM) – Master Data – Recipient – Maintain Recipient Types



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5) Determine Planning Areas


Menu Path : Logistics – General – Equipment and Tools Management (ETM) – Master Data – Recipient – Determine Planning Areas


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This basic configuration may vary according to usability & scope of requirement. Will focus more light on ETM Functions & Operations in Part 2 of this ETM document.

Thanks & Regards,

Amol


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      Author's profile photo Prashant Pandey
      Prashant Pandey

      Hello Amol,

      Thanks for the document. It is very helpful.

      Looking forward for Part II.

      Thanks,

      Prashant

      Author's profile photo Amol Khairnar
      Amol Khairnar
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Prashant. Sure. I am on my way for part 2. Will be sharing it soon.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi,

      Was Part 2 released?

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Amol,

      Thanks for the document. Waiting for further documents. I am planning to learn this module, with help of your documents.

      Thanks,

      Sam..

      Author's profile photo Amol Khairnar
      Amol Khairnar
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Duraisamy Dhanaraj,

      Thanks for your feedback. Sure I will be sharing next document soon.

      Regards,

      Amol

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Amol,

      Thanks for the document. Since ETM has a lot of stuff related to SD, I was looking for one since a long time.

      I have certain queries regarding few points mentioned in the document.

      What is the impact of following configurations.

      • Consolidated Mapping Category and Settlement Dates
      • Sales Area per Company Code/Business Area/Plant
      • Determine Planning Areas

      If you can add impact of each configuration, it would helpful for all.

      Best Regards,

      Ahmed

      Author's profile photo R P
      R P

      Hi Amol,

      Nice Document, Helped me. Please provide more information on Process level.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Amol Sir,

                Please Send the User manual of ETM , I am already touch in gmail

      Author's profile photo Sameer Sinha
      Sameer Sinha

      Hello amol,
      Nice doc. Do u have the end to end process flow chart doc with t-codes.

      regards,
      Sameer

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks Amol,

      I am searching for a comprehensive document that explains the how the prices is getting determined in sales order for internal settlement in ETM.

      Appreciate your response

       

      Author's profile photo Fiona Scheibler
      Fiona Scheibler

       

      Dear Amol,

      thanks for this documentation. Where can I find part II?

      Thanks a lot,

      Fiona